These Trans People Are Taking Selfies To Celebrate Transgender Day Of Visibility
On the sixth annual celebration of trans visibility, BuzzFeed News asked some young trans people to explain why it's so important to them.
Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility.
Rachel Crandall, a trans activist from Michigan, USA, founded the day to provide a positive, affirming celebration for trans people.
"I went on Facebook and I was thinking...whenever I hear about our community, it seems to be from Remembrance Day [intended to remember the trans victims of hate crimes] which is always so negative because it's about people who were killed," Crandell explained in 2009. "So one night I couldn't sleep and I decided why don't I try to do something about that. I thought, why doesn't someone do it? Then I thought, why isn't that someone me?"